Here are the instructions for connecting online for both the Living Awake Groups and Individual Sessions. We use a popular online meeting software called Zoom.
Instructions For Using Zoom
You will need to download, get the software set up and become somewhat familiar with it before the meeting begins. Remember we are on Arizona time. Arizona does not do Day Light Savings Time so you will have to make adjustments for Day Light Savings Time. The very first time it can be a bit confusing, but after that it is simple. If you are having trouble getting started, you can call me at 617-718-1753.
I suggest you read these instructions before the meeting.
The very first time you use Zoom (the meeting technology we are using), you may have to download the Zoom software. This will be indicated.
Here is how to connect:
You can join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android. Just click on this link.
The meeting ID is 983-208-8996.
If the link is not clickable, copy and paste the link into your browser window. Or if you can remember it type it in yourself. When you do this, a screen will appear asking you to launch the Zoom application (although you may have to load the Zoom software first if this is your first time using Zoom). It’s harmless. We’ve been using it for years. Click OK and launch it. This will take you directly to the meeting. Or you may see a screen that asks you to type in the meeting ID: 983-208-8996 and your name. You may want to do this the first time before the meeting. You can try it before that time but if I am not in the Zoom meeting room as the host, it will not connect.
If you have headphones that you can plug into your computer this can help, especially if you are in a noisy environment. Some computer microphones pick up the audio of the other participants and create feedback. So headphones are useful. Here is a link to an article about audio feedback on on-line webinars and how to avoid them. http://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2014/03/20/troubleshooting-audio-feedback-zoom/
I like that we can all see each other on these calls, but if it is the only way you can connect, you can also join by phone:
+1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 983 208 8996
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=jVPWhlKcJ7pqPoB8Pu7NVENC-oOGpOvk
You may email me or call me if you have any questions. My phone number is 617-718-1753. Email is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org